in new york city had reached 60 miles per hour already and were expected to climb throughout the night and into tomorrow. this is going to last. already it's caused massive damage. in atlantic city, part of the famous boardwalk has washed away. and a large part of the city was under water late today. along the shore in maryland and delaware, communities are dealing with wide scale flooding, with parts of ocean city, maryland, and rehoboth beach, delaware, already underwater. in manhattan police closed off streets around a building where a crane collapsed and remains dangling there, and trains, subways and other public transportation systems have been suspended in cities from boston down to washington, d.c. nearly 14,000 flights have been grounded. >>> we begin our coverage with nbc in rehoboth beach. thank you for joining us. give us an update on what's happening where you're standing. i think you're in the water right there. >> reporter: yeah. this is actually the atlantic ocean, and, chris, you know this area probably very well. this is a popular destination for a lot of d.c. folks.